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Checkout MotorMartin’s YouTube video review below.

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Award season is well under way in the world of the new car now that we’re heading towards the end of January, so much so that the news desk up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers is being worked at 110% to cope with the news releases arriving from every day from dusk ’till dawn. And yet, amongst all of the news traffic the following information most definitely caught the eye. 

And it was that Leasing Options have crowned the Mercedes-Benz C-Class their, well deserved in MotorMartin’s opinion, Car of the Year for 2017. 

Leasing Options have informed MotorMartin that, first released in 1993 and now its fourth generation, the C-Class has always epitomised the luxury and integrity of the Mercedes-Benz brand.

To celebrate this award-winning vehicle, Leasing Options took the C-Class to an award-winning location to create this stunning short film shared with MotorMartin below:

Shot on location in the Lake District, the film clearly shows the newly-designed chassis, premium interior and exceptional finish of the C-Class. “An outstanding vehicle deserves a truly special setting,” explained Leasing Options Brand Manager Mike Thompson to MotorMartin. “Combining the backdrop of England’s highest mountain Scafell Pike and Wastwater, the Lake District’s deepest lake, created dramatic new views of an iconic vehicle.”

With 27 years industry experience and a 5-star Trust Pilot rating, Leasing Options have confirmed to MotorMartin that they certainly know a special car when they see one. “We think the C-Class is the perfect lease vehicle for 2017,” Thompson continues. “It is excellent in every category, and with deals starting at £262.99 plus VAT, it is a car you could be driving this year.”

Sounds like a bargain to me.

Find out more about why Leasing Options chose the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as their Car of the Year 2017 here:

Leasing Options have shared the fact that they have 27 years experience in the personal leasing and contract hire industry, are based in Greater Manchester and operating nationally, the team have helped thousands of motorists get the best deals for their personal and business leases. 

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Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 s&s : Waltzing In The Moonlight

The Peugeot 2008 GT Line 1.2 PureTech 130 S&S takes all that is good about the traditional SUV and gives it a sporting slant, producing a crossover that compliments it’s off road styling with a black front grill and sporting features. I particularly like the Pearlescent white paint finish that provides a contrast to the superb 17” Eridan Brilliant Black alloy wheels..

The engine choices for the 2008 are numerous, including both diesel and petrol with power output ranging from 75bhp up to a very healthy 130bhp. The 2008 GT Line on test arrived with it’s quick revving 1199cc petrol engine delivering the full compliment of 130bhp at 5500rpm and emissions of just 110g/km, meaning an annual tax rate of only £20.00. Combine that with claimed mpg of 58.9 and this will work out as a cheap car to run everyday which when mixed with a top speed of 124mph and a 0-62 time of 9.3s, you end up with that perfect combination of both fun and efficiency.

The 2016 edition 2008 GT Line is a willing performer out on the road. The engine provides plenty of versatile power, pulling from low down in the range and spinning up quickly once the revs begin to build. In and around town, the Peugeot provides a good quality ride, soaking up most road imperfections and this being the GT Line, the handling once out of town is far better than you expect as the lack of body roll through the bends provides a safe but exciting package.

The real innovation come with Peugeot’s Grip Control which optimises traction in low-grip conditions, adapting to the road by acting on the front wheels, using the electronic components already present on the vehicle. Crucially, the driver remains in control and can decide at any time to move from Standard mode using the dial located on the centre console, choosing instead Mud, Sand, Snow or ESP Off.

With the GT Line including a Celio Panoramic Glass Roof with Electric Sun Blind and Ambient Lighting, Aluminion door sills and pedals and GT Line mats, this is a sporty cabin which matches the exterior for style whilst providing excellent comfort for up to five adults. Peugeot have included cruise control and speed limiter, Rear parking aid, Visibility pack (automatic headlights, windscreen wipers and electrochrome rear view mirror), Electric Rear Windows, ‘One touch’, anti-pinch, electric windows (All), Tinted rear and rear side windows, reversing camera and satellite navigation. Peugeot haven’t scrimped on safety either as the 2008 also includes Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Anti-Lock Braking (ABS), 6 x airbags (front driver & passenger, side airbags and curtain airbags), ISOFIX location mounts and Tyre Pressure Sensors.

The Peugeot 2008 is an impressive performer amongst the competition and deserves to do well as it has impressive manners combined with a willing and efficient engine. If you’re in the market for a good value crossover, starting at £13,970, it’s definitely worth a look.

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